Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 576 of the 1988 collection of Lord Acton’s writings (edited by the late J. Rufus Fears), Essays in Religion, Politics, and Morality; specifically, it’s a note drawn from Acton’s extensive papers at Cambridge University; (I can find no date for this […]

This Fall Boot Trend Will Make Every Outfit Instantly Cooler—See the Proof

There’s little question that my boots are getting loads of motion today now that the cooler climate is upon us. There are a couple of types I’m carrying on repeat this season—predominantly fight boots. I’ve been styling mine with the whole lot from denims to […]

Covid markets in everything

A pastor is encouraging people to donate to his Tulsa church so they can become an online member and get his signature on a religious exemption from coronavirus vaccine mandates. The pastor, Jackson Lahmeyer, is a 29-year-old small-business owner running in the Republican primary challenge […]

My January 2020 Bloomberg column on Covid

I thought this one worthy of a redux, here are a few segments: First, most emergency rooms are not equipped to handle a very high volume of cases, especially infectious diseases…The general economic problem is that emergency rooms typically are not equipped with full surge […]

Pofile of Solomon Hsiang, who uses big data to inform climate change policies..

Fascinating profile of Prof Solomon Hsiang of College of California Berkeley (pronounced Shung): Solomon Hsiang is a brilliant man. He listens to his spouse. Over breakfast a day or two after the California pandemic lockdown in March 2020, Google researcher Brenda Chen requested a query. […]

Free community college: Progress is being made, but pitfalls remain

By Dick Startz Having handed a price range that funds free tuition for low-income neighborhood faculty college students—topic to ultimate negotiations this month—Congress turns subsequent to laws setting out particulars. This begins with Half F of the invoice, America’s School Promise, which is now earlier […]